Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will greet Russian President, Vladimir Putin when his plane lands at Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade on Thursday.
According to the official protocol of the visit, Putin’s plane will be accompanied by the MIGs of the Serbian Armed Forces as soon as it enters Serbian airspace.
President Vucic will personally greet and welcome his Russian counterpart at the airport, and then they will visit the Cemetery of the Liberators of Belgrade, where they will lay wreaths in honour of the soldiers who died liberating Belgrade from the Nazis, as well as the Monument to Red Army Soldier. After that, and prior to the official talks, there will be an official welcome ceremony for Putin in front of the Palace of Serbia.
The Russian President is also scheduled to see the exhibition “Serbian-Russian Relations in the Serbian Archive Documents from 1804 to 1918”.
Next comes the meeting of the two presidents with the Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, as well as Foreign and Interior ministers, Ivica Dacic and Nebojsa Stefanovic respectively, joining in.
According to Tanjug, Vucic and Putin will also have a tête-à-tête meeting, which is planned to take 15 minutes.
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During the visit, the two statesmen will sign several of about 20 intergovernmental agreements.
The agreements cover the segment of infrastructure, energy, education (university cooperation which will, among other things, enable a much higher number of Serbian students to study in Russia on scholarship), innovation, technological progress and digitization.
Also, during the visit, Putin will officially ordain President Vucic with the Alexander Nevsky Medal, after which the two presidents will address the public.
Afterwards, the two will have a formal lunch and will be joined by the officials of two countries and public figures including film director Emir Kusturica and actor Milos Bikovic.
Prior to his leaving, Putin will also visit the St. Sava Temple in the company of Vucic and the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej.
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